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NBC
Sep 8, 2010 6:00pm EDT
tonight with breaking news. a fire in west baltimore to tell you about. it has been a concern with these winds that has -- that have already moved from one building to another. what is the latest? >> we have heard it going out to four alarms. we have got the side and the west side of the street. the east side is where you see this truck going now. still no reports of injuries. we see at least two drawings on the east side right now that are involved in flames. and it looks like another occupied drying is in the process as well. -- occupied drawing is in the process as well. they are detouring traffic. firefighters are still responding. they have gone from three alarms now up to four alarms. we do not know how much further is going to go. >> it just a quick question for you. i'm assuming they had evacuated the neighborhood around there. >> yes, pretty much. city police officers, we watched them go inside a lot of the dwellings. there were getting residents and moved them up the street and across the street from this fire going on flames are shooting anywhere from 20 to 30 feet up in
FOX
Sep 12, 2010 10:00pm EDT
forward. the shootinn happened thursday afternoon in west baltimore. melinda roeder live tonight from police headquarters wiih the very latest on that case. melinda? >>reporter: barton was supposed to pick up his kids from school thursday, but he never adeeit. now policeeand his family need help catching the killer. >> somebody, if you saw it, i encourage you to please come % forward. make a phone call. >>reporter: sxhee hii siblings struggle to cope, knowing their brother's killer has not been captured. n thursday, he was gunned down near the corner of braddish and baker in west baltimore. police told them car, armed with a gun. they took his wallet and shoo him several times. he mannged to walk in to the nearby restaurant to ask for help. >> the person that as in the (unintelligible) the last worrs he saii, "somebody shot mee call 911. he was holding his id up and wasn't able to, after that point, contain himself. >>reporter: he collapsed and police told him there was an s anonymous witness, but they need more information to crack 1 the case. >> i'm hoping somebody in the neighborho
ABC
Sep 9, 2010 6:00pm EDT
department was busy tackling another major fire yesterday in west baltimore. it started in a vacant building before spreading to several other structures. today abc2 news manny lock visited a woman who lost her home to the flames. >> 1359, that's my house. every day, every day. >> reporter: that's her house on fire in the 1300 block of north calhoun street in west baltimore. >> my family is safe and my good days i -- >> amen. >> reporter: the sisters drove from pasadena to give moral support to eva and her family after seeing the fire on the news. >> this tragedy could happen to anyone at any time, you know. so we need to focus on, you know, caring, sharing and giving the love that god give us and the gifts. you know, we can do it. >> touched my heart when i saw all this smoke and the flame and the fire, i told my sister, we got to go, we got to go. we got to go and talk to those people and see what we can do and give our love and caring and all that to them. >> reporter: this home has been in the brown family since 1973. she's raised eight grandchildren within these walls and the c
FOX
Sep 22, 2010 5:30pm EDT
west baltimore stteet at north caarie street.@ no prrblems through the for the if yoo're traveling on the west side of the beet way we are deeling with slow speeds here at liberty rood. you'll notice the inner loop and outer loop is goinggto be very jam. speeds only clocking in at 23 mills aa hour there. asswe make our way up to the top road. fortunately you will see some rrlief on the inner loop as yoo make your way to parkviile. that's our traffic edge report, jeff and jjnniffr, back to you. -p>> thanks very mucc. >>> the wait is finalll over. %-randy is he judges' table.. p> reaction to ttday's big idol press conference. >> repooter: 'mmjeff abell..3 just how bad are battle's roads? we'll lay it out in dollars and cents in a oment. >>>>under a severe thundeestorm watch until 10:00 toniggt asswe today these factories are full of dot com businesses. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence pioneering new cyber security jobs and giving an old gm plant a jump start building electric mo
FOX
Sep 5, 2010 10:00pm EDT
near in ppnnsylvania and fulton aveeues pn west baltimore last night. according to police, the teenager is in stable >>> another university of colleee park. it happened in stuuent was approached by fourr suspeccs. one of them jumped a bus stop. five suspects at >>> the jerryylewis muscular dystrophy telethon ii a traditional. >> as you can seee things are in studio b, where we will here begin local coverage in bbut 1 45 minutes or so. make sure % jerry's kids. thaa's why we're here. that's why we're here every labor day and sunday and monday on labor day weekend. % it is truly a labor of love. we can't wait to et started. >> it is, indeed, bruce. i will see you over there in studioob in 45 minutes. >> get dressed. >> i will. >> once again, you can support the ms association during the jerry lewis mda telethon on our starr at 11:00 toniiht. as bruceesaid tis running all day through abor day tomorrow. 31 >>> a new police program is under fire in san francisco. why these cops won'tthave guns or badges. the controverry up nexx. >>> looking at clear skies out there tonight, it looks
NBC
Sep 10, 2010 5:00am EDT
had still grieving their losses after the fires in west baltimore. >> the fires on north calhoun street and north kerry street lasted for much of the evening wednesday. 11 news reporter jennifer franciotti joins us live from the devastating scene this morning with the very latest. good morning, jen. >> good morning. fire investigators are still looking for a cause, and meanwhile, the red cross is insisting at least 12 people who have been displaced by this fire. this fire did happen on wednesday afternoon. firefighters battled two four-alarm fires on split streets within blocks of one another. the first started on north calhoun street, and it's believed, at least preliminary nearly, that employers from the fire ignited the fire that happened on north kerry street. in all, 11 rowhouses burned, most were vacant. but at this point, we're told that the red cross is assisting six families. >> we need money for clothes, food, i think some diapers. one of the families needed diapers. you know, we got them a hotel. >> there is really not much left at this rowhouse, this section of rowhou
NBC
Sep 10, 2010 6:00am EDT
>> there's not much left after two four-alarm fires in west baltimore. i'm jennifer franciotti. details are next. >> a california neighborhood goes up in flames as a massive gas line rupture ignites an unbelievable explosion. we'll have the latest. >> and it looks look a fall-like weekend is in the works. the insta-weather plus forecast, as 11 news today continues right now. >> good morning, tgif, i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> meteorologist john collins has a check of the forecast. looking good. >> yeah. you mentioned the fall-like weekend. i was out working in the yard past couple of days, very nice, and a lot of leaves in the lawn. but it's not because of fall-like temperatures, it's because of the dry conditions we've got. >> but let's talk about the cool for the moment. we'll address the wet in just a minute, or dry, or whichever way you want to look at it. at b.w.i. marshall right now, 56 degrees the temperature. that's the low there so far this morning. it just dropped into that range. 72%, the humidity. barometer h
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 6:00am EDT
baltimore city firefighters. hours after they battled the big blaze in west baltimore, they spring into action again. good morning, andrea. >> reporter: good morning, don and everyone. this is where the first fire started yesterday on north calhoun street. firefighters say that winds blew an ember from this fire over a block to start the second. 100 firefighters and 40 fire engines converge on west baltimore as three fires broke out yesterday. first, calhoun street turned chaotic and then, the firefighters say that fire sparked one on west carey street. >> my room is call smoked up from coming in the back. >> reporter: ten row homes engulfed and eight vacant. then, another fire breaks out. conditions are ripe for scenes like these. strong winds and dry weather are feeding and fanning the flames. >> this could have played a factor in the second fire. we don't know at this point. when the companies arrived on location, they were heavy fires and smoke conditions that could very well -- the embers could have blown on to the other homes. >> reporter: bernadette woods has more. >> it's been s
NBC
Sep 11, 2010 8:00am EDT
are waiting to get back. at least 169 homes have been destroyed. >> west baltimore pogo highway to know where it will soon be no more. demolition started friday. officials said the demolition will lead to better traffic flow and revitalize some communities. we have that story. >> this is the first step to bringing down the massive concrete known as "the highway to nowhere. it was constructed in the 1970's. >> for my entire life, it has been an unfortunate part of west baltimore's landscape. it divided communities, and put a hold to the progress in once promising neighborhoods. >> now, the concrete will start to come down, and remove the barrier. >> the story of the new beginning is really a story of communities coming back together, moving maryland forward by becoming better connected. >> once the concrete comes down, the ground will be leveled -- leavened -- leveled. it will extend the parking lot for the west baltimore train station. >> with a work complete, we can begin the new red line effort in earnest. it will create jobs for residents and spur development. >> the work as pos
CBS
Sep 28, 2010 12:00pm EDT
west baltimore, she died later of her injuries. >> the detectives are working on the leads in the case. >>> the johns hopkins surgeon who was shot by a patient's son a out of the hospital and back home. he was released from hopkins yesterday. a week and a half ago, he was shot by an unhappy patient. the man killed his mother and then himself. >>> and texting and driving is against the law and talking on a hand held phone will be against the law this friday, too. several are gathering to highlight the hands off law. >>> if you're guilty of this, prepare to pay for it. maryland law will make it illegal to use hand held phone devices behind the wheel. when you have a hamburger in this hand and a soda in this hand and you're trying to shift, there's a problem. one, two, three, how you going to shift? i've seen it. >> reporter: this delegate pushed it to be a primary offense. instead the violation was a secondary offense. you have to be pulled over for something else, like running a redleg and a-- red light and guessive driving. some think it's unnecessary. >> most that use cell phones know
FOX
Sep 8, 2010 10:00pm EDT
barnd. >> and i am jennifer gilbert. 24 alarm fires in west baltimore. ten row homes up in smoke. >> happened minutes apprt less3 than one quarter of a mile away today's weather mmy have played a key role in the blazes. karen parks is currently in west baltimoree and tells us no onee3 was hhrt. but these fires are still under investigation tonight. karen? >> that'' right jeff. innestiggtors are still here, on the scene. -ou mentioned earlier, in the intro, you talked abouu high winds. windy right now. just imagine what it was like a now, the fire started right here. you can sse all the debris left. after three homes caught on fire. the blaze then spread, across the street. i will try to get over here to show you. these five row homes, went up in flames, and it did not stop here. and investors say high winds could be a factor. but will not confirm. 5 ell you. as for neighbors. it was a iasco none will forget. >> it is crazy. you got one, two, three, four, five, six, seven. seven firee. >> flames tear down homes. >> in the second house right there. and kept chaining down. >> first
FOX
Sep 9, 2010 10:00pm EDT
held without bail. >> police are investigatingga murder in west baltimore. it happened at about 1:00 this afternoon. on baker street near bradish pronounced dead at the hospital. with the arrest of a shooting suspect. it happened in west baltimore. ooficers say they spotted 19-year-old michael ellis on mont mere court near baker street. he went inside of a home and a standoff started. police roped-off the aaea and swat was caaled in. >> due to the nature of the warrant for which he was wanted. %-precautions to protect everyoe ii the neighborhood. and do what we id to apprehend him. >> ellis was wanting foo a shooting earlier this month, after a three hour standoff police took him in to dead custody. >> aamost 100 firefighters battle an eight alarm blaze in west baltimore. can karen parks is standing by at the scene to tell us why firefighters said it proofs the serious lack of resources. >> after yesterday's fire you can still smell smoke. debris is evvrywhere. see thh burnt out homes. and dozens of firefiggters were called to this scene. but they all were not from baltimore. and if
FOX
Sep 16, 2010 5:30pm EDT
in west baltimore on west baltimore street at north catherine street and top side of the belt way. slow speeds due to crash on the outer loop at york road and a leif look here you will nottce both the inner loop and outer loop are going to be jam packed. that will be the same case if traveling tte west side of the belt way. frederick road where you can see a little bit better but the inner loop will be pretty crowded. traveling on 95 you do want to watch out for an accident along the northbound lane there at the harbor tunnel through way. %--úfrom the northbound lanes at russell street. thaa's the traffic edge repprt now back to you. >> thhnks so much. >> clouds and much-needed rain today. >> still ahead in the news at 5:30. vytas will tell us what we can expect as we finish out the work week. 8. they are starting to count absentee ballot in the hotly contested ballot in the hotly contested race for state attorney. >> the state attorney issstill in limbo bonita. earlier today they began counting those absentee ballot. e.new numbers tonight. job. >> the results gave bernstein a le
ABC
Sep 9, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. >>> a did he ever stating fire in west baltimore highlighting a danger that lurks in neighborhoods all over the city. i am kelly swoop. almost 10 homes burnt. no one was injured but some residents lost everything. investigators believe the fire started in a vacant home and as christian schaffer tells us tonight, that probably is a much broader threat in baltimore. >> something that weighs people's minds every day. the fires on calhoun and kerri last night certainly caught their attention, but there is not much residents that live near vacant homes can do about it. they're calling on the city it do more to keep them safe. >> could what happened in west baltimore last night happen in east baltimore some other night? people who live along east north avenue say it already has, there have been several fires in vacant homes here. >> i heard that on the news last night, and it is like it shook me because it could have been me. >> eleanor anderson moved into a rooming house here about two months ago. she is recovering from drug addiction trying to find a job. in fact, she say
FOX
Sep 7, 2010 5:30pm EDT
on the corner of north and fulton avenue in west baltimore. kathleen is live at the scene with the very atess on this story tonight. kathleen. >>reporter: tonight poliie say they have the driver of the stolen car in custody. the crash happened right there. and the newspaper salesman hit remains hospitalized but is expected to survive. the newspaper salesman says goods frommthe median strip where he was when heliccpter when it crashed. peooll on the busy corner were shocked by how fast it >> it just bam. everybody just prayed. >> the way they ppttyou on the median strip sometimes it's kind of hard, you know. it >>reporter: 18-year-old davis has been arrested and s being chargeddwith steaaing theecar among otherrthings. mane whileethe newspaper salesman remains hoopitalized but once again he is expecteddto survivee live in west baltimore, fox 45 newssaa 5:30. >>> okay kathleen. pooice are currently inveetigating a triple shoottng in weet baltimore. happened last tooight near lafayette avenue and north pace street. 3 men shot then took themselves to the hospital. all are expected to s
ABC
Sep 9, 2010 6:00am EDT
in to help. the fires were in west baltimore and the latest video we showed you. linda so joins us live with more on this story. >> reporter: good morning. certainly was a busy day for firefighters, not only here in the city, but lots of other firefighters from surrounding counties that came in to help because these fires were so bad. more than 100 firefighters here in the city were needed to battle these fires that were fueled by those gusty winds. fast moving flames tore throughout a dozen row homes throughout the city yesterday. the first fire broke out at around 5:30 in the afternoon in the 1300 block of north calhoun street. three row homes caught on fire. as firefighters were attempting to put out those flames, another row homes caught fire and a block away, flames shot through several other row homes. people felt helpless as they watched their homes destroyed by fire. >> this is our time as a church to reach out and wrap our arms around our neighbors, around our community. this is the time for us to show strong in our faith and are trusting god and to be god's vehicle to min
ABC
Sep 9, 2010 6:30am EDT
kerry street in west baltimore. time for the mayor and city council to fully fund the fire department. baltimore city fire department is operating under a system of rotating closures. >>> charges this morning in a deadly fire we told you about yesterday in columbia. police say that damon white stabbed his ex-wife before intentionally setting fire to the apartment. he has been charged with homicide and arson. police say that white is in the hospital in critical, but stable condition at shock trauma. when he's released, he'll be taken into police custody. >> baltimore county family hopes that craigslist and abc2 news will help provide some answers in the critical injury of a loved one. bobby ross was the victim of a hit-and-run back in august. it happened at gilford and center streets. the driver stopped, but then sped off. three weeks later now and ross is still in a coma and the family is left with plenty of questions, but absolutely no answers. not even from those witnesses, not from police. just this week, they started posting craigslist ads, hoping that someone can help
NBC
Sep 8, 2010 11:00pm EDT
is a story that has been unfolding all all evening in west baltimore. it began at 5:15 tonight. a short time later, flames shot from iraq houses in the 1300 block of north carry st. -- from in the 1300houses iat block of north kerry street. >> we are learning that that north calhoun fire has rekindled in the last five minutes or so. firefighters fought fires and 11 houses on two different blocks. the view from above shows the smoke, flames, and firefighters trying to contain two separate fires. >> 20 close. >> down below, and neighbors like charles and michelle watched as flames shoot out of a window just two houses down. >> getting the babies out of the house in case anything happens. >> it is like to lose anything you got due to fire. it's hard. real hard. ." >>> the fire started on the 1300 block of north kelvin. first one house, then three more on the other side of the street. firefighters rushed to three more houses a block away. >> one consideration as there may have been embarrassed that blew by the wind across the street. it may have ignited that one. we do not know. >> ac
ABC
Sep 8, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. that was years ago. it was in west baltimore. what made this different is that the wind just picked up all the sudden. next thing i was talking to the police officer looking at the first fire he said there is another fire. i ran around and next thing four home on fire and i said -- it was just crazy and again more people lost their homes. tonight still active scene but i think everybody seemed to be okay. nobody is hurt. a lot of folks lost a lot of their property. >> good job. thank you. >>> the union representing baltimore firefighters is linking these fires to ongoing labor concerns. they sent us an e-mail called the great baltimore fire of 2010. it reads just about every baltimore firefighter on duty is currently on either north calhoun or north kerry in west baltimore. it's time the mayor and city council fund the fire department fully. the fire department has been operating under a system of rotating closures as part of the overall cost cutting measures. >> those wind still steady out of the north northwest. we expect to see gusty winds overnight and into the day tomorrow. nat
NBC
Sep 10, 2010 5:30am EDT
after wednesday's fires in west baltimore, especially six families who now don't have a home. >> the fire in the 1300 block of north calhoun and 1 pun block of north kerry street lasted for much of the evening on wednesday. 11 news reporter jennifer franciotti joins us live from the devastating scene this morning with the latest there. good morning, jen. >> good morning. of the 11 rowhouses that were affect by this fire, only two were occupied, and they have both been condemned. you can see the red condemned notice behind me. still, those who were affected showed up yesterday to try to salvage what was left. >> the day after fires brned on two blocks in this west baltimore neighborhood for nearly six hours and most of the smoke has cleared. >> i couldn't stay in the house at all. >> but people like esther still have a big mess on their hands. >> and from the third floor, my clothes -- >> esther is one of dozens of people on north calhoun and nearby north kerry who are struggling through the after-effects of the fires that drew nearly 100 firefighters. >> her neighbors have broken out
FOX
Sep 14, 2010 5:30pm EDT
pronounced dead at hopkins bay view. 2 people were shot in west baltimore. it happened at 9 p.m. monday at west saratoga and north sproous streett man shot and woman grazed by a bullet apparently after an argument. man was taken to theehospital wwth gunshot wounns in the chest and arm. no word on the sues pest in the hooting. >> baltimore police officer is arrested after bar fight in south west baltimore. happened in the pprking lot of club reality around 1:30 monday morning. investigators say officer refuse receipt walker got into a fight after a woman punched him in the face. walker was arrested and charged with assault and behavior that upped minds the integrity of ttis agency, men and women of the pd work too hard. this type of behavior is unacceptable. >>reporrer: walker is alreaay suspended for an inciddnt last year. he was not wearing his badge or his weapon at the -útime oo this incident. >>> primary day in the state of mary land and baltimore city all eyes on the race for city state attorney. >> we have live team coveragg tonight. jeff liie in canton with greg's campaign. >> a
NBC
Sep 1, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. crews are on the scene of a building collapse and west baltimore to it happened just before 11:00 at west baltimore street. no reports of any injuries. a building inspector as been requested and bge will shut off utilities. and anne arundel county neighborhood is on edge as police search for a man who sexually assaulted an 83-year- old woman. he broke into her house on monday morning and once inside the home, they say he raped the victim and flooded the area. police are looking for a white male in his early 20s. right now they only have of a description -- havea vague description. >> have lighting in place, always a deterrent to criminals. any dates, windows, make sure you -- lock thoseyou gates -- gates, windows, make sure you luck to those. >> another motion to exclude evidence and the prosecution of three men charged in the murder of former baltimore city councilman ken harris has been denied. defense lawyers asked the judge to keep a security guard at the shopping center from identifying the suspect on the video. >> we don't think the witness should be able to testify about what
NBC
Sep 9, 2010 6:00pm EDT
west baltimore. authorities say a 19 year-old was holed up inside of a home. after nearly two hours, he turn himself in. no one was injured. police say he is wanted on an attempted murder warrant. >> there is a sense of relief from a maryland man who is finally out of a hospital. last week, we told about his fight to be released. he was well enough to go home but the medical center refused to let him go. we are live in the studio with our follow up. >> although grateful for the care he received, he is glad to be home. he got caught in a gap when his health plan ran out any had no way to pay for home health care. down in a familiar hallway, and he comes home. he is greeted by his dog, his wife, and his son. as we reported last friday, he had an extended stay at the upper chesapeake center. he suffers from crones disease. he was admitted to the hospital so doctors could cut open his stomach to relieve swelling. they put him on a device to help heal the wound. despite being well enough to go home, he had to stay. >> this put me in greater risk. the company that he worked for collapsed and
CW
Sep 9, 2010 12:30am EDT
. >> karen parks is live in west baltimore where firefighttrs returned to the scene mommnts ago. karen? ú% that's right jennifer. if you remember, at 10:00, this is pretty much a ghost town. cleaning up. getting ready to leave. but just minutes ago, and i am talking about maybe five minutes ago. at least 80 firefighters rush to thh scene here. in the 1300 block of north calhoon. after smoke was seen coming from the top of one of the row homes, that caught on fire earlier today. initially we were told that 10 ú%mes caught on fire. both four alarms. now we have learned that thereú could be mmre. chief kevin cartwright from the fire department joins me now. kevin, can you tell me whaa is going on right now? >> fire in the 1300 block of north calhoon street. has been under control for an hour and a half to two hours we received a report, while our firefighters were two blocks over, that there was some smoke coming from one of the dwellings. so right now our firefightees, as you can see in the background, have reentered the dwelling, to extinguish a small fire kindling. >> kevin, let me ask
FOX
Sep 9, 2010 5:30pm EDT
. investigate a murder in west baltimore. happened about 1:00 o'clock this afternoon on baker street near brad avenue. mmn was shot and stumbled into a neaa by business. he was pronounced dead later onn% at the hospital. >> barricade situation ends with the arrest oo shooting police spotted 19-year-old michael ellis on court near baker street. they say ellis went inside a home and stand off ensued. swat team was then called in. >> dueeto the nature of the warrant for which he was wanted that is why we tookkall the precautions to protect everyone in the neighborhood and do whattwe did to apprehend him. >> ellis wanted for shoooing early this month after a 3 hour stand off. poliie finally took him into custody. are investigating a seriousty stabbbng in rice town at the intersection of roote 140 and franklin boulevard. police aren't ure in a robbery happened but a fight broke out before the man was stabbed. victim died from the injjries. suspect still on the loose. 14-year-old girl accused of murdering a man during a robbery attempt last month will be harged as an adult. police say miss
FOX
Sep 28, 2010 5:30am EDT
, thank you, steve. we do have a building that has -ollapsed in west baltimore. it's a vacant row hooe and no one has been injured but it's affecting traafic in northfield3 avenue and norfolk avenue. you can stick with park or ellicott aaenue, and we have an accident thatthas shutdown %-corridor of 95, no probllms to report innthe whitemaash area. here ii a live look north of the 83, thh cars are mooing alongg3 the northbound and southbound lanes just fine. you're lloking at a 4-minute ride witt an average speed of 55 miles per hour. from 95 to 88, that stretch is goinn to take you 11 minutes. there you're looking at an average speed of 54 miles per hour. ww will remain clear from 795 with an 11-minutt trip with an avvrage speed of 55 mills per houu. ttat's the traffic edge report, ppatrice, back to you. >>> he videotaped hisstraffic -top and was charged with violating maayland's wiretapping laa. now a judge rules that the motorcyclist did not commit a crime. city police head quarer headquah the latest on ruling aad what it means to the public when it comes to video taping police -or a
ABC
Sep 28, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. >>> baltimore city police are investigating the death of a woman in west baltimore. the woman was found in the 1,900 block of mckeen avenue this morning. police say the victim was believed to be stabbed to death. investigators are still trying to figure out the motive. >>> and, a trial date has been set for a baltimore couple accused of killing johns hopkins university researcher steve picarin. they will stand trial in january, according to charging documents the couple demanded cash from picarin as he walked home in charles village last month. he was stabbed in the chest. >>> another building collapse in west baltimore today. this time it happened in the 4100 block of oakfield avenue this morning. the road was shut down for a time between norfolk avenue and fairview avenue while crews worked at the scene. yesterday, a building on druid hill avenue and laurens street collapsed. no one was inside and no one was hurt. >>> weather-wise today, had some showers, even some thunderstorms this morning. then the sunshine out and kind of muggy but cooler and drier is going to be the story tonight
ABC
Sep 10, 2010 5:00am EDT
homes, there are a lot of them in the city. after what happened earlier this week in west baltimore with the fires, people believe it could happen in their block as well. they are calling on the city to do more to keep them safe. there have already been several fires in vacant homes there. years ago when eleanor was using drugs, she lived with several people in an abandoned home. drug use, lighting candles for heat and light all pose a serious risk for fire. >> when the buildings get on fire, it do travel and spread onto the old houses because they're real old, you know? i think about it every day. >> reporter: housing officials say they look for ways to rehabilitate the properties but when the safety threat outweighs the benefit, they often demolish them. linda so. >>> today, the mayor and governor will begin demolishing the so-called highway to nowhere. remember in the 1970s, it was built as a plan to connect interstate 70 and 83 but the community put brakes on the idea. the section will allow for the expansion of the west baltimore marc station. >>> in our democracy 2010 coverage, it
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 5:00pm EDT
west baltimore at the exact same time. now, fire officials say such fires are so rare that they're looking into a variety of causes, including the weather. wjz is live near the scene of the fires. derek valcourt is following the investigation for us. derek? >> reporter: well, we know one fire started here on this side of the road. the winds that carried those flames to these houses across the street. and fire investigators are now looking into the possibility the winds may have carried some fiery embers several more blocks down, starting a massive fire there. >> reporter: sky eye chopper 13, overhead, as baltimore firefighters, battle some of the biggest blazes of the year. it all started in some vacant houses in the 1300 block of north calhoun street. evabrown watched from her home across the road. >> the flames, as if they were just walking across the street. >> reporter: in fact, flames did cross the street, thanks to strong winds, igniting the roofs of vacant neighboring homes. >> everything there is just gone. >> reporter: winds may have carried burning embers from the calhoun
NBC
Sep 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
collins spent the afternoon with both candidates and join us live in west baltimore. hello, david. >> burns did pick of the endorsement of a well-known attorney and a former judge. >> how are you? >> fine. >> this that both -- they both spent part of their day campaigning. >> i think his platform is superior to hers. she had a failed tenure as the state attorney. >> later, the baptist minister party conference representing more than 200 of the city's religious leaders announced their backing for patricia jessamine. this persistent violence that seems to play every neighborhood, she has been a tireless worker for prevention, drug treatment on demand. >> bernstein says he is willing to consider alternate to jail for drug charges. >> many the intervention and prevention? >> i encourage those programs and a good partner with people who want to set them up. it is not the job of the state's attorney to be initiating them and creating them. >> she stands by her record and expresses disappointment that in her words it has been distorted. >> i have had tough political challenges in the pas
NBC
Sep 11, 2010 6:00am EDT
west baltimore's landscape. it divided communities and put a halt to the progress in once promising neighborhoods. >> but now the concrete will start to come down and remove the barrier that has separated west side communities. >> it is a story of communities coming back together, of communities moving maryland forward by becoming better connected. >> once the concrete comes down, the groupped -- ground will be leveled and the empty area will be made into green space for the community and extend the parking lot for the west baltimore marc train station. >> with the completed work, we can begin the redline in earnest. the redline will create jobs and spur development athis route. >> the work is possible due to people who kept fighting for their communities. >> we will take it one step at a time, block-by-block as we continue to rebuild our community. this is more than just a parking lot. it is about our future. >> the entire project should be completed by 2012. for more information, visit our web site at www.wbaltv.com. >> and stay with us. 11 fitness is coming up next. >> first a lo
NBC
Sep 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
the war over the slots, is the tru >> we have breaking news from west baltimore. let's send it out to captain roy taylor in skyteam 11. >> this is a two-alarm fire at 1300 block north calhoun street and -- in west baltimore. several homes here are vacant. however, one on the end is an occupied dwelling. if we have had no reports of injuries at this location. fire crews are working diligently to make an aggressive attack. right now it is an exterior operation because of how dangerous this fire is. they're trying to get ahold of pg&e to turn off the power so they can get in and fight this fire. > >> and now, your 11 insta- weather plus forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> hot and dry again today. that has been the theme it seems for the past six months or so since spring right through the month of august and into september. we have not had much rain in the last two weeks or more. 92 today at b.w.i. marshall and 93 at the inner harbor. the normal high is 81. you can see how above normal that is, but still short of the record. this day in 1939, the temperature hit 100 degr
NBC
Sep 10, 2010 5:00pm EDT
about 77,000 people. the governor addressed below turnout at an event in west baltimore this morning. >> it will grow with every election. the first time was a learning experience for people. it will be continued to become more widely known and widely used. >> officials believe that early voting will make up about 8% of the votes cast in the primary. >> we are live also courthouse east for another state. >> attorneys in this case have five different jury panels to pick from. potential jurors were brought back today and the selection process is over. >> opening statements are set for monday. prosecutors will try to prove that kenneth harris was killed by three men who were robbing a nightclub. finding an impartial jury was difficult. >> one of the issues was the large amount of publicity. one of the questions was, if you know about the case, can you still be fair? it took as long as it took for us to get 12 people and four alternates who could put aside everything they knew about the case and still be fair. >> they are accused of killing harris in september of 2008. for more than 700
FOX
Sep 7, 2010 10:00pm EDT
omorrow. >> police are investigating a triple shooting in west baltimore. it happened last night near lafayette avenue and paason street. and 3 shot, taken to the hospital. all exppcted to survive. 3 penn station, has leftta man in the hospital witt a collapsed lung. three teenagers now face attempted mmrder chargee. as crime and justice reporter joy lepola shows us, one community in east baltimore is fighting back, to rid neighborhoods of these dangerous criminals. and they are counting on a higger power to ake it happen. >> in christ name we pray.ú >> in eastern baltimore. >> i am with you, in this. we are doing this together. >> a powerful group converges, at zion baatist church. among them are religious leaders, pooice, and politicians. >> we aae tired of going to vigils, for people who hhve been just maliccously killed in our community. >> across town, close to penn station, a near fatal staabing remains under investigation. a stabbing hat has left a victim with a collapsed lung. three teens are in custody. each faces attempted murder charges. >> some blocks have lights. so
NBC
Sep 6, 2010 6:00pm EDT
off and he was shot. baltimore city police have identified a man who was shot in west baltimore. they say he was shot around the clock on baker street and later died in shock trauma. no word on a suspect or possible motive. >> people in college park are on edge after a second week with a string of robberies. the victims are being attacked by group with the latest incident on saturday morning when a student was walking along hartwig road. the victim said he was approached by four individuals, tackled and robbed. >> we encourage people traveling late at night or early in the morning to try to travel in pairs to let people know where you are going. >> please have launched a campaign of the dangers between 2:00 and 4:00 in the morning. a construction worker is recovering after nearly being buried alive on the job. a six-foot trench partially collapsed on a man working in district heights yesterday afternoon. co-workers managed to dig him out so that his body was free but it took several firefighters to get him completely free. >> the attorney general is warning candidates and their suppor
NBC
Sep 6, 2010 5:30am EDT
students are most likely to be targeted. a boy is shot in the face in west baltimore near pennsylvania avenue. the victim was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition. >> as the week begins, so does final preparations in the gulf of mexico. bp engineers hoisted the failed blowout preventer to the surface. >> labor day will be the start of major worked. >> we should be able to move forward with the relief well sometime this week. >> the purpose at plugging of the well comes as the danger of another well goes away. sealing the well is just one task at hand. the investigation took a crucial step over the weekend. the failed blowout preventer was hoisted and is now headed to way nasa facility for analysis. >> knowing we have this off surfers and the investigation moving forward, everybody will understand what has taken place. >> the well site leader says finding answers help to honor the 11 men who died. >> they deserve this, and we need to find out for the industry. they would want its no love the way. >> a hope for a tragedy that is shared by many along the gulf coast. >> res
NBC
Sep 9, 2010 12:00pm EDT
were busy yesterday fighting multiple fires within blocks of each other in west baltimore. 11 homes went up in flames when two separate fires broke out in the 1300 block of north calhoun street and nearby. investigators say only two homes were occupied and residents were able to safely escaped. officials are unsure what sparked the first blaze. they have an idea how the other fire started. >> one consideration is there may have been members that blow across the street -- embers that might have blown across the street. >> one firefighter was treated for minor injuries. hazmat crews were working through the night cleaning up the hydrochloric acid spill. we first told you about it yesterday. authorities say about the 5 gallons of that asset -- acid spilled yesterday morning -- 55 gallons. officials say the situation could have been much worse. >> we also had two members who were in the building that were close to the exposed area that at this time had been checked out on the scene and. to be fine. >> -- appeared to be fine. >> the causes under investigation. a man accused of deadly roa
NBC
Sep 6, 2010 12:00pm EDT
and armed robbery. police identified the man shot and killed in west baltimore last night. he was shot and later died at shock trauma. no word on the suspect or possible motive. students at maryland's college park campus are looking over their shoulders after a second week of a robbery spree the latest incident happened early saturday morning when a student was walking along the road and was approached by four individuals and tackled, and one of the suspects took cash from the victim's wallet. in response to the recent times, police have launched a campaign alerting the public of the dangers between 2:00 and 4:00 in the morning. a 2-year-old boy is dead after an accident in a backyard pool in anne arundel county. he was found at the home at the block of tick neck road saturday morning and was bon by a family member he was rushed to the medical center but did not recover. a construction worker was partially buried on the the job. authorities say that the trench partially collapsed on the man in district heights. his upper body was free, but it took the work of firefighters to expec
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 12:00pm EDT
our experts and you can win a prize. >>> and we have breaking news from west baltimore now. a man barricaded himself inside one of the gilmore homes off of north calhoun street. the stand off ended and the man is in police custody. we'll have more details when they're available to us. >>> and still to come at noon, texas tornadoes, a series of storms cut a path of destruction through texas. >>ed to braid -- todd brady was in a car crash. how serious was the accident. >>> we'll be back with the first warning weather forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> more crews on the way to fight the colorado wildfire. the blaze has destroyed 130 homes. 3500 people in boulder were told to leave. some may return today, but the weather and fire conditions could worsen tonight and tomorrow. >>> the remnants of hermine moved start north after causing damage in texas. one tornado picked up a tractor trailer off of the ground. the driver is recovering at a hospital. and also, in arlington, six flags closed and further south, two motorists were killed. >>> the labor department says that the number of peopl
NBC
Sep 15, 2010 6:00pm EDT
to ride the wave, he will be a lot of help in west baltimore county. kevin kamenetz is very popular there. he says expect to see him there a lot over the next month or so. >> the results of the primary fuel their rematch between martin o'malley and bob are like. they both have ambitious schedules leading up to november. we caught up with both campaigns today. >> perception rules in politics and voters does much of the difference between the two men treat they combine both have raised taxes and both look out for their parties' interests. between now and november, the campaign will be sharpening contrast, many more tv advertising, policy initiatives and photo opportunities. in the rematch between martin o'malley and bob are like, experts say look for both and is to sharpen contrasts. >> what each can it needs to do is separate himself from the other in terms of policy. >> ehrlich is launching a new tv ad and policy rode out -- policy rollout. but he is not ready to detail how he plans to back fill a repeal of the sales tax increase and corporate income tax rate. >> [unintelligible] as
FOX
Sep 7, 2010 11:00pm EDT
car when the ú%r suddenly crashed. hitting a newspaper vennor of in west baltimore. happened at northhand fulton avenues. police were looking for the car thief. people on this corner were shocced. at how fast it all happened. >> e just bam. everybody left. >> the way they puu you in the median strip sometimes. %-it is, it is kind of hard. because you never know what is coming. >> tonight 18-yeaa-old davis is in the city lock up. >> one east baltimore community is working to fight back by counting on a higher power. >> in christ ame we pray, amen. >>>amen. >> under operation good paaients the four bbocks that surroundfor thee, as well as thh block in front of them. called the 4 plus 1 program. church members will walk the streets enightly basis rebuilding relationships with the community in hopes of gettinggcriminals locked up. >> the citizens, residents, see the criminallelements leave their communities. not showing up, setting up shop. able to o out and go to and from without looking to see who would hit them or rob them. >> councilman stokes that helped to organize the work se
ABC
Sep 28, 2010 5:00am EDT
to collapse in west baltimore. druid hill avenue and laurens street yesterday afternoon. fire crews were digging for survivors. after police received initial reports a woman was standing near the building when it came down. >> we heard a boom, boom. that was it. my daughter seen it fall. >> are -- after rumbling and thermal imaging there was no evidence anyone was inside or injured. >>> 5:02. he calls himself a white supremacist and he'll spend 31 years behind bars for a brutal attack on a fisherman. james privotte was fishing in fort armystead when three men approached him. calvin lockner told police he didn't like black people and idolized adolf hitler. in court he expressed some regret. >> he asked for foregiveness through the written statement read by his attorney. >> mr. privotte, 77 years old, suffered a fractured eye socket, temporary blindness, lost some teeth. lockner will serve an additional year for assaulting a correctional officer, throwing a cup of urine and feces in his face while he was behind bars. >>> a jury in california convicted a man of murder in the drunk driv
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 6:00pm EDT
blaze in west baltimore. we are live, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> first warning weather coverage continues now with bob turk. he's tracking the risk for more fires sparked by dry and windy conditions. >>> and it's been extremely dry. we haven't had any rain in about two weeks or more. take a look at the advisories. fire danger will continue across the entire region. so please be extremely careful with lit materials. cigarette butts, matches, cookouts. anything like that nature could start a fire. can we take a look at the winds real quick. there we go. right now, winds are blowing out of the west/northwest. with higher gusts in the mid-20 range. that combined with low humidity. contributes to a very high fire danger. looks like maybe on sunday, a chance of a little rain across the region. denise? >> all right. thank you, bob. >>> political scandal. an expanded lawsuit reveals new sexual harassment allegations against anne arundel county's executive, which he calls dirty politics with an election just weeks away. wjz is live. mike hellgren has details of the complaint and
FOX
Sep 6, 2010 10:00pm EDT
after being shot in the face.3 it happened in west baltimore. near pennsylvania and fulton avenue saturday night. teen is in stable condition. as we speak. >> baltimore police investigate a body discovered saturday night in south baltimore. a man found dead in a ooded police call the death >> another shooting this weekend. leaves one man dead. shot in the head. friday night near baker and north monroe streets. now, this latest homicide bring baltimore city total to 147 this year. that's two less than this ime last year. >> students at the university of maryland, on guard this evvning. after an emergency crime alert. keith daniels is live attthe college park campus where are %-keith, what can you tell us..3 >>well, jjff, county police and a warning tonight after the attacks, on seven students. puck ket it rrally hit close to home. the latest off campus assault and robbery, of the university of maryland student. the police say the victim was walking alone, on harwiik road and princeton avenue when four ú%spects beat and robbed him. it happened at about 2:00 sunday on frazier and pu
ABC
Sep 28, 2010 5:30am EDT
. >>> building inspectors are trying to determine what caused a two-story building to collapse in west baltimore. it happened yesterday afternoon near druid hill avenue. and laurens street. the fire rescue crews received initial reports a woman was near the building when it collapsed but after going through all the debris, bricks, wood and using thermal imaging they found no evidence that anyone was inside or injured. >>> 5:48 now. thieves and fares, what you look for when getting out of town. many of you are wondering if the merger means more money for you. sherrie johnson has more. >> reporter: good morning. a merger between two major airline carriers known for deep discounts has some passengers a little concerned about increased fares. southwest airlines plans to buy airtran for a reported $1.4 billion. bwi marshall is the airline's largest east coast hub. the two carriers serve 70% of the passengers flying in and out of bwi marshall. the deal will move southwest into 37 new cities and with the competition of airtran gone some passengers worry that the fares will eventually go up. >
NBC
Sep 6, 2010 5:00am EDT
happened on friday night in west baltimore. a man was shot and later died at shock trauma. a baltimore man is in florida at seeking answers in his mother's disappearance. police discovered two bodies. been discovered. police say the bodies were found of the property of their caretaker, kimberly smith. an autopsy is being awaited to see if the second body is that of his mother. >> if she suffered at all. this is a nightmare that i wouldn't wish on anybody. >> smith is in jail on a probation violation. investigators are not ruling out any suspects. >> a tragic outcome in anne arundel county as a boy was pulled from a swimming pool this weekend and has died. the boy later died at the hospital. the cause of death has not been released. a construction worker has recovered after being partially buried in a trench for two hours. police say a man was working alongside three men when he was toppled over by a pile of dirt. the other men were able to dig out his upper body and then waited for firefighters to pull him out completely. there is no word on his condition. >> a city in georgi
FOX
Sep 14, 2010 5:00am EDT
shooting. at west baltimore. it happpned at 9:00 at west they found a man ha that was sht to the chest. there's no worr on a suspect for in either shoot. >>> pooice are looking for a man who stolee1500 gallons of diesel fuel from local businesses. theyyreporttd the theft of 830 gallons from the underground tank. a similar incident tookkplace near a heist last month. they ruled outtany leads and now they're loooing at surveillance footage from the surrounding businesses? mosque near the site of the september 11 attacks in new3 york. addresses mounting consistis crf the plan. he is a muslim and a proud america. while many people question building a mosque there. he believes it could be good for tte city and the u.s. >> this center will be a place for all faiths to come together as partners as stake holders in mutual respect. ii will bring honor to the city of new york torks merican, to s across the country and americans >> while the majority of voters believe the group has the right to build the mosque near ground zero, most of them also think it's morally wrong. >>> a baltimore county m
ABC
Sep 8, 2010 6:00pm EDT
wyatt. we got breaking news out of west baltimore. abc 2 news a fire on north calhoun street it's four-alarms and spread you through homes on the block. five homes are vacant. occupied but no reports of injuries. crews say the wind is fanning the flames that's due to the dry windy conditions we were telling you about at the top of the shop. in national weather service has issued a red flag warning for most of the state. we're on top of this story we'll have much for you throughout the night on abc 2 news at 11:00 and abc2news.com. >>> coming up at 11:00, a disagreement at a hair salon heeds to punches and charges. hear why a mother said she had every right to get physical as witnesses say she's absolutely wrong. >>> plus you see them every year around tax season people dressed up as the statue of liberty hoping to draw drivers in to get their taxes done. but one city says those mascots and others have got to go. those stories and much more coming up tonight at 11:00 on abc 2 news. >>> in tonight's health alert it turns out those creepy, crawly cockroaches may actually help you fight in
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